Spacecraft GLONASS-M

The carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 b” has put into orbit the spacecraft “GLONASS-M” in the night from 16 to 17 June. The launch took place from Plesetsk at 00:46, said in a press-service of Roscosmos. Impressive video of a missile launch from Voronezh engine, which was released by the Design Bureau Khimavtomatika, appeared in the network. The company produces engines for rocket-carriers “Soyuz-2.1 b”

Three minutes after liftoff, the carrier rocket (RN) “Soyuz-2.1 b” took to support automated complex of management of the Main test space center named after German Titov. The estimated time of spacecraft “GLONASS-M” was launched into the target orbit by the upper stage block “Frigate” and was adopted for management of ground-based Space forces VKS.

With spacecraft installed and maintained stable telemetry. The onboard systems of the spacecraft “GLONASS-M” functioning normally, said the Russian space Agency on the results of the run.

GLONASS – the Russian satellite navigation system is intended for operational navigation-time support an unlimited number of users land, sea, air and space-based.

The rocket engine with the Voronezh delivered three astronauts into orbit

The carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with transport manned spacecraft (WPK) “Soyuz MS-09”, equipped with an engine 11Д55 production of the Voronezh mechanical plant, delivered three astronauts to the International space station, said the company. Docking stations and vehicle occurred on Wednesday, June 6.

Rocket “Soyuz-FG” was launched from the platform №1 of Baikonur cosmodrome on 6 June, at 14:12. After 8 minutes, 48 seconds after the start of manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” cleanly separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle to a predetermined earth orbit and continued its Autonomous flight to the International space station under the control of specialists of the Russian mission control Center.

Approach to ISS and stykovka vehicle with a small research module “Rassvet” (MRM1) will be scheduled in automatic mode on a two-day scheme. The vehicle docking with the station is scheduled for 16:07 8 Jun.

On Board the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” are members of the long expedition MKS-56/57: ROSCOSMOS cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev, NASA astronaut Serine Augen of Chancellor and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.

During long expeditions 56/57 the ISS crew will perform the 55 scientific experiments. The expedition is scheduled works with spacewalk. In addition, the crew will work with the cargo ships, maintenance on-Board systems of the International space station, onboard photographic and video recording. The planned mission duration is 187 days.

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